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Back to the Wild Mustangs we go for today’s post. I was fortunate to catch a pair of bachelors rough housing. These three were a distance away from the main herd. No doubt they’d been chased off by a more dominant stallion or two.
…and as quickly as it started it ended with this,
Awwww! They’re so cute! I’m glad it wasn’t a “real” fight. They’re just practicing for their turn at a Mare someday. I loved that they ended their sparring with a hug more or less.
I hope your week is going well! Happy Hump Day everyone!
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37 thoughts on “Wild Wednesday 28/52 Restless Bachelors”
I may be wrong but when my brothers two dogs who are about one year old get on top of each other, he says they are practicing “dominance.” I accidentally called it “humping each other.” Lol 😀 Hello, Deb! 💖
Yes, that’s what they’re practicing for…the showdown with a more dominate Stallion over a Mare, and mating her. I saw some of that too!
Wonderful way to capture the action! And love that they parted as friends!! 🙂
Thank you so much Amy!
Gosh, the colors in these are just lovely, aren’t they? I enjoy your photos so very much. I’m glad to know you’re out capturing more of these right now 🙂
Thank you so much Joey! The long week-end was AWESOME! Can’t wait to share.
There she is! Hope all is well! Thank you so much! xx
Hugs right back! xx
Great captures Deborah!
They ARE cute! Just like my dogs, sparring briefly from time to time.
🙂 and young boys.
Restless young male energy 🙂
Loved seeing more of your horse photos Deborah
I’m so glad you enjoyed the images Pauline! Thank you so much!
I like that. Practicing. Just like men rough housing. Until it gets real. Beautiful images Deborah.
Yes, thankfully there was sports, and a drum set available for my son to work that energy out with when he was growing up. 🙂
I love this, Deborah. Such beautiful, majestic animals in a gorgeous and wide open landscape. And don’t they behave just like people do. 🙂
Thank you so much Jennie! Yes, I was surprised to learn they do!
You’re welcome, Deborah!
Did you really mean to say hump day? Ah ha ha!
LOL! Yes, I did. 😜
Nice captures, Deborah, glad it wasn’t anything rough!
Thank you Donna! Me too!
I love horses so this was a pure pleasure this middle of the week day. No power lines in this landscape. 🙂
I’m so glad you enjoyed the post and images Judy!
It was really great not having any power lines facing this direction. 😊
Wow these are so stunning! I can’t believe you captured such action! I am also glad they were not fighting for real!
Thank you so much Lynn! It was really neat to see them in the wild.
Ha! A lovely unexpected ending. I love the hug too Deborah. I also like how the third horse is just ignoring them. LOL. You did a fantastic job capturing the action. Hugs!
The Palomino did move when the other one fought back a bit. He wasn’t haven’t his peace interrupted. Up until then he looked pretty bored. 😀
It was really sweet that they were still friends and knew it wasn’t a real fight.
Great pictures, Deborah. That last one is precious! The landscape is stunning in how barren, yet interesting it is.
Thank you so much Dan! The landscape isn’t as barren as one thinks is it. There’s even color!
On the way up to the High Camp we came upon a section of the trail that was lined with mountain lily’s, and there were other wildflowers in bloom as well.
It sounds very pretty.